Thursday, April 23, 2015

Rich donors want immigration reform


His dilemma is emblematic of just how deeply the immigration issue has divided the Republican Party’s conservative base from its elite donor class. Among the wealthy establishment figures who write six- and seven-figure checks to political action committees, there is overwhelming support for softer immigration laws.


Even if Tea Partiers aren’t willing to get on board, Zwick said the GOP money men have learned their lesson: “I really believe that the donor community… now finally recognizes, and I see them only wanting to get behind a candidate that is willing to take leadership on his issue.”